Period
to 18 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for NFS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NFS over the 6 months to 18 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Network File System (NFS)
England > London
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 508 352 542
Rank change year-on-year -156 +190 +24
Contract jobs citing NFS 59 7 26
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.17% 0.051% 0.071%
As % of the System Software category 1.22% 0.37% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 4 11
10th Percentile £413 £249 "
25th Percentile £518 £314 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £606 £419 £425
Median % change year-on-year +44.78% -1.47% -23.60%
75th Percentile £713 £457 £502
90th Percentile " £470 £625
England median daily rate £520 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +9.47% +11.76% +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £41.75
England median hourly rate £14.11 £32.50 £41.75
% change year-on-year -56.58% -22.15% +85.53%

NFS is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4,847 1,899 5,582
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.64% 13.77% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,640 1,366 4,164
10th Percentile £340 £300 £195
25th Percentile £456 £413 £394
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £523 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.50% -
75th Percentile £638 £600 £600
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £486 £463
% change year-on-year +2.83% +5.14% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 16 97
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.73 £12.44
25th Percentile £22.00 £14.53 £15.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.95 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +19.36% +4.73% +5.26%
75th Percentile £45.89 £25.94 £25.00
90th Percentile £63.50 £41.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £16.89 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -6.18% +12.50% -

NFS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing NFS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for NFS in London

NFS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing NFS in London.

Daily rate trend for NFS in London

NFS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing NFS in London over the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for NFS in London

NFS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing NFS in London.

Hourly rate trend for NFS in London

NFS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NFS within the London region over the 6 months to 18 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London - 4 £550 - 4
NFS
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing NFS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for NFS.

1 48 (81.36%) Linux
2 42 (71.19%) Ansible
3 32 (54.24%) VMware
4 30 (50.85%) NetApp
5 29 (49.15%) VMware Infrastructure
6 27 (45.76%) Python
6 27 (45.76%) Finance
7 26 (44.07%) Active Directory
7 26 (44.07%) GCP
8 24 (40.68%) Terraform
9 23 (38.98%) Windows
10 22 (37.29%) Azure
11 21 (35.59%) DNS
12 20 (33.90%) WAN
12 20 (33.90%) Google
13 19 (32.20%) Oracle
13 19 (32.20%) EMC
13 19 (32.20%) Citrix
13 19 (32.20%) AWS
13 19 (32.20%) Bash Shell
13 19 (32.20%) NAS
13 19 (32.20%) DevOps
14 18 (30.51%) iSCSI
14 18 (30.51%) SAN
14 18 (30.51%) Software Engineering
15 17 (28.81%) Public Cloud
16 16 (27.12%) GitHub
16 16 (27.12%) Prometheus
17 15 (25.42%) Red Hat
18 14 (23.73%) Microsoft

NFS
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (20.34%) Tomcat
2 11 (18.64%) Confluence
3 7 (11.86%) SharePoint
3 7 (11.86%) WebSphere
3 7 (11.86%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (10.17%) IIS
4 6 (10.17%) MS Exchange
5 5 (8.47%) Apache
6 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (10.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 26 (44.07%) GCP
2 22 (37.29%) Azure
3 19 (32.20%) AWS
4 16 (27.12%) GitHub
5 8 (13.56%) IaaS
6 7 (11.86%) Microsoft 365
7 4 (6.78%) Cloud Run
7 4 (6.78%) OpenShift
7 4 (6.78%) PaaS
7 4 (6.78%) SaaS
8 2 (3.39%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (3.39%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (35.59%) DNS
2 20 (33.90%) WAN
3 19 (32.20%) NAS
4 18 (30.51%) iSCSI
4 18 (30.51%) SAN
5 14 (23.73%) Kerberos
6 13 (22.03%) TCP/IP
7 12 (20.34%) Firewall
8 9 (15.25%) DHCP
8 9 (15.25%) Fibre Channel
9 7 (11.86%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (11.86%) FCoE
9 7 (11.86%) LAN
9 7 (11.86%) Multicast
10 6 (10.17%) HTTP
11 5 (8.47%) NetScaler
11 5 (8.47%) SSL
12 4 (6.78%) Internet
12 4 (6.78%) VLAN
13 1 (1.69%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (23.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.39%) HBase
2 2 (3.39%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.39%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (20.34%) JIRA
2 10 (16.95%) Jenkins
3 7 (11.86%) Git (software)
3 7 (11.86%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (6.78%) Subversion
4 4 (6.78%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.39%) Bitbucket
5 2 (3.39%) Gradle
5 2 (3.39%) Serena SBM
6 1 (1.69%) Artifactory
General
1 27 (45.76%) Finance
2 11 (18.64%) Social Skills
3 6 (10.17%) Banking
4 4 (6.78%) Automotive
4 4 (6.78%) Organisational Skills
4 4 (6.78%) Public Sector
4 4 (6.78%) Retail
5 2 (3.39%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
Job Titles
1 18 (30.51%) Linux Engineer
2 12 (20.34%) Architect
2 12 (20.34%) Citrix Engineer
3 9 (15.25%) Administrator
4 7 (11.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Developer
5 6 (10.17%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (10.17%) Technical Architect
6 5 (8.47%) Citrix Systems Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) Linux Administrator
6 5 (8.47%) Linux Developer
6 5 (8.47%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (8.47%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) VMware Architect
7 4 (6.78%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (6.78%) Kernel Developer
7 4 (6.78%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.08%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.25%) Middleware
2 8 (13.56%) LDAP
3 3 (5.08%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (3.39%) HTML
4 2 (3.39%) REST
4 2 (3.39%) XML
4 2 (3.39%) XSLT
5 1 (1.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 17 (28.81%) Public Cloud
2 12 (20.34%) Clustering
3 11 (18.64%) Data Centre
4 7 (11.86%) Replication
5 4 (6.78%) Driving Licence
6 2 (3.39%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.69%) EFT
7 1 (1.69%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (1.69%) IBM Storwize
7 1 (1.69%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 48 (81.36%) Linux
2 23 (38.98%) Windows
3 12 (20.34%) Solaris
4 10 (16.95%) Unix
5 7 (11.86%) VMS
5 7 (11.86%) Windows Server
5 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2016
6 6 (10.17%) Windows 10
6 6 (10.17%) Windows Server 2019
7 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (6.78%) CentOS
8 4 (6.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (6.78%) Ubuntu
9 3 (5.08%) SUSE
10 2 (3.39%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (1.69%) AIX
11 1 (1.69%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (1.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (32.20%) DevOps
2 18 (30.51%) Software Engineering
3 12 (20.34%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (18.64%) Infrastructure as Code
4 11 (18.64%) Load Balancing
5 10 (16.95%) Asset Management
5 10 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (16.95%) Investment Management
5 10 (16.95%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (15.25%) Architectural Design
6 9 (15.25%) Continuous Delivery
6 9 (15.25%) Open Source
7 8 (13.56%) Critical Thinking
7 8 (13.56%) High Availability
8 7 (11.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 6 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (10.17%) Benchmarking
9 6 (10.17%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (8.47%) Configuration Management
10 5 (8.47%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 27 (45.76%) Python
2 19 (32.20%) Bash Shell
3 13 (22.03%) SQL
4 8 (13.56%) Java
5 6 (10.17%) PowerShell
6 4 (6.78%) Go
6 4 (6.78%) JavaScript
6 4 (6.78%) Perl
7 3 (5.08%) C
7 3 (5.08%) VBScript
8 2 (3.39%) Ruby
8 2 (3.39%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) DV Cleared
1 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
1 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.39%) Degree
3 1 (1.69%) CCA
3 1 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.69%) MCITP
3 1 (1.69%) MCP
3 1 (1.69%) MCSA
3 1 (1.69%) MCSE
3 1 (1.69%) MCTS
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) QA
2 2 (3.39%) GDPR
2 2 (3.39%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (49.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (44.07%) Active Directory
3 12 (20.34%) Docker
4 10 (16.95%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (15.25%) Hyper-V
6 7 (11.86%) KVM
6 7 (11.86%) SRDF
6 7 (11.86%) Xen
7 6 (10.17%) vSphere
8 5 (8.47%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (6.78%) Veritas File System
9 4 (6.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 4 (6.78%) XenApp
10 3 (5.08%) Ceph
10 3 (5.08%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (5.08%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 3 (5.08%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (1.69%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (1.69%) GPFS
11 1 (1.69%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 42 (71.19%) Ansible
2 24 (40.68%) Terraform
3 16 (27.12%) Prometheus
4 14 (23.73%) Grafana
5 13 (22.03%) Kubernetes
5 13 (22.03%) Puppet
6 6 (10.17%) Istio
6 6 (10.17%) vCenter Server
7 5 (8.47%) FortiGate
8 4 (6.78%) Control-M
8 4 (6.78%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (6.78%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (6.78%) Knative
8 4 (6.78%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (6.78%) QRadar
8 4 (6.78%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (6.78%) Tivoli
8 4 (6.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (5.08%) Netcool
9 3 (5.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (54.24%) VMware
2 30 (50.85%) NetApp
3 20 (33.90%) Google
4 19 (32.20%) Citrix
4 19 (32.20%) EMC
4 19 (32.20%) Oracle
5 15 (25.42%) Red Hat
6 14 (23.73%) Microsoft
7 12 (20.34%) Cisco
7 12 (20.34%) IBM
8 10 (16.95%) TOWER Software
9 8 (13.56%) F5
10 7 (11.86%) Splunk
11 6 (10.17%) Dell
11 6 (10.17%) HP
12 5 (8.47%) Palo Alto
13 4 (6.78%) BMC
13 4 (6.78%) CyberArk
13 4 (6.78%) Qualys
13 4 (6.78%) SaltStack